Isles Talk 2017-18 Eastern Conference Predeictions

September 27, 2017

So we’re just about two weeks away from the start of the regular season and it’s time for my predictions segment. Now unlike many, I love doing predictions. It gives me a chance to really look into researching other teams (It’s also part of my regular job) and I pride/curse at myself on how that research comes to fruition/destruction. As always I will break down each conference into four categories:…

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Blog: Islanders & Leafs On Similiar Paths To Playoffs

February 13, 2017

You wouldn’t know it, but the New York Islanders and the Toronto Maple Leafs are on the verge of writing a similar chapter to their respective stories as they enter the final stretch of the NHL regular season. Except for the annoying articles about John Tavares leaving the Isles to go play for the Maple Leafs, it’s the younger players from both teams that are making the most news and…

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Isles Talk Rumor Roundup: Isles & Bruins In Talks About Spooner; Kulemin

December 5, 2016

From Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com The 23-year-old Spooner was mentioned casually a few months ago as possible fodder in a Jacob Trouba deal with the Winnipeg Jets, but that deal never really materialized prior to the Jets signing their young, frontline D-man to a two-year deal. The Carolina Hurricanes, New York Islanders and San Jose Sharks have all expressed interest in Spooner, per one hockey source, as it appears that…

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Isles Talk Eastern Conference Predictions 2016-17

October 12, 2016

It’s that time again where I try to take some pride in making my Eastern Conference predictions and finding out in 6 months whether I know what I’m writing about. Again, it is my opinion and not of the entire staff here at Isles Talk. I have my usual criteria where I place each team into four different categories: 6 Core teams, 4 bubble teams, 3 sophomore teams and 3…

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Isles Continue To Slide, Recall Pelech

November 9, 2015

Just a few quick thoughts about the game: I didn’t think the Islanders played bad, but it felt like I going back to 1995 when the neutral zone trap was in style. This game had some real boring moments and it was happening quite often. The goaltending was solid, but Halak really wasn’t tested all that often. When your team is top five on the powerplay and your opponent is…

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Isles Struggle To Find the Net Continue with Loss to Bruins

November 9, 2015

** NOTE – nice to be back – it has been a while…. ** Brooklyn, NY – In their last home match before a three game western road swing, the Islanders played a strong third period, but still fell short with a 2-1 defeat to the Boston Bruins. Tukka Rask was strong in the visitors crease, making 36 saves only allowing a Johnny Boychuk blast on an Islander 5 on…

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Isles Forget To Show Up Against Bruins

October 24, 2015

This was a game the Islanders need to quickly forget. As for the Bruins, this was a game that showed some promise in a few players. I’m going to make this short and sweet: the Isles turned the puck over and the Bruins took advantage and capitalized on them. The Islanders maybe played 20 minutes of hockey, the competitiveness wasn’t there and their play one-on-one was nonexistent. They have a…

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Eastern Conference Preseason Rankings: By The Numbers

September 1, 2015

Welcome to September everyone! The month where, when you’re a hockey fan, you want to skip like Thanksgiving and move right into Christmas, or in this case the month of October. What September does give hockey fans are training camps and preseason games to watch as a teaser, a chance to start predicting where your favorite team will finish a the end of the season or determine how much blood…

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